FRANKLIN BOROUGH — MICHURA – Edward S., 90, Franklin Borough, went to be with the Lord Nov. 6, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Oct. 21, 1922, in Johnstown, son of Anthony J. and Mary (Chula) Michura. Preceded in death by parents; brother, John; and sisters, Cecelia McCarthy and Helen Smith. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Cecelia A. (Tremul) Michura, Franklin Borough; son, Edward J., married to the former Diane Hutsky, Beech Creek, Pa.; beloved granddaughter, Katie Anne, wife of David Petersen, Linden, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Edward was a graduate of Franklin High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II in the 26th Infantry Division with the 328th Anti Tank Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge. Edward retired from Bethlehem Steel Wheel Plant after 39 years of service as a millwright. Life member of Franklin Borough Volunteer Fire Company and the NRA. Charter member of World War II Memorial Society. Member of Greater Johnstown Retired Men’s Club, Yankee Division Veterans Association, M1 Garand Collectors Association and Sgt. Michael Strank Post 5107 VFW. Edward also was a member of the former Assumption of the BVM Catholic Church, which later merged with Sacred Heart Catholic Church as Church of the Transfiguration. He enjoyed woodworking; puttering around the house; and all sports, especially Conemaugh Valley High School football, AAABA and going to Steelers, Pirates and Pens games. Edward was a master craftsman. He loved relaxing and hunting at his St. Cecelia Camp with his entire family. Edward was an avid deer hunter up until his 89th birthday. He kept a camp diary that is a literary treasure. Edward also kept an interesting daily diary. He simply loved spending time with his family and hunting with his son. At Edward’s request, there will be no public viewing. Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Church of the Transfiguration, Father Robert C. Hall. Inurnment, Assumption Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. The family suggests contributions be directed to Franklin Borough Volunteer Fire Company, 1125 Main St., Johnstown, Pa. 15909, in memory of Edward. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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